— Beverly Wendland, James B. Knapp Dean
Johns Hopkins Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Departmental Diversity Champions
The primary role of the diversity champion is to help facilitate culture transformation around issues of equity and inclusion. As critical thought leaders, diversity champions work with their chair to advance departmental diversity and inclusion goals.
Diversity Award Winners
Each year, the Student Government Association recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the Hopkins community.
- The Student Excellence for Leadership and Service Award is given to a student who makes outstanding contributions to student life. 2017-2018 winner: Anthony Boutros ’20.
- The Emerging Leaders Award for Undergraduates is given to an undergraduate student who makes new and significant contributions to student life. 2017-2018 winner: Corina Zisman ’19.
The Student Leadership Awards celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff leaders on the Homewood campus.
- Diversity at JHU website
- Faculty Diversity Initiative
- Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence
Roadmap on Diversity & Inclusion
The JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion was drafted in early 2016 to capture the university’s priorities and ambitions, and to state in explicit and concrete terms its institutional commitments in this area. The document was revised with input from the university community in forums, meetings, emails, and conversations, and approved by the university board of trustees in October 2016.
Affinity Groups and Committees
Across the University, Johns Hopkins students, postdocs, and trainees have founded a vast range of affinity groups and committees concerned with diversity, to bring individuals with similar backgrounds, cultures, interests and ambitions together in community or common purpose. These groups have helped the divisions – and our institution – foster diversity, whether through advocacy, programming or other endeavors.